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                  Reed College Portland              GN Interpartners            EMCG             Knowmanagment


        Victoria Ushkanova 

My name is Victoria, 

I am a professional photographer and visual artist based in Oosterwold, The Netherlands.

I was born in Chechnya, Grozny. 

When I was 4 years old my mother and I moved to Moscow.

 I grew up in Moscow where I studied Art.

My experience of photography about 19 years.

I love our planet and try to be conscious of this world.

Selected by FRESH EYES (is presenting the greatest photography talents from Europe)/GUP Magazine

New Dutch Photography Talent 2019 /GUP Magazine

Winner of the Nikon Photo Contest 2017 Professional Portrait Category Russia.

PhotoVogue https://www.vogue.it/photovogue/portfolio/?id=145492

 You can order a photo session.

I am available for a photo session in Amsterdam, Almere, across the Netherlands, Belgium, Europe, and Worldwide.

portrait of Victoria Ushkanova
A-frame house in the Netherlands, Oosterwold

My new photo studio for portraits will be here in our new A-frame House in Oosterwold.

Victoria Ushkanova CV

Photographer and media Artist studied art and fashion photography. 

Art / Work Experience 


2021           C/O Berlin my work presented at an exhibition with a great selection of 
                                            Joseph Beuys,  Tacita Dean,  Taryn  Simon, On Kawara and Claire Strand

           Group exhibition, Brussels, Curator Sanne Schim van der Loeff (World Press Photo)
                              Fonds Pascal Decroos www.fondspascaldecroos.org/nl/nieuwe-gezichten                       

2020            Photoshoot for Netflix, Portrait of the main actors, new season Undercover 2

2019            Portrait of Gijs Blom, “Prince Viridian” in the film The Letter for the King for Netflix

2019            Portraits of Netflix writers

2019/2020    Group exhibition in Brussels, 12 Sep — 21 Oct. Curator Sanne Schim van der Loeff (World Press Photo Foundation) and Fonds Pascal Decroos 
                                                    English https://www.fondspascaldecroos.org/en/news/exhibition-documentary-photography-flanders-and-netherlands

2019             Selected Fresh Eyes Photo /GUP Magazine, The Book Launched at Photo Basell and
                                             Les Rencontres De La Photographie, Arles.

2018             Selected for the “New Dutch Photographer Talent 2019«/GUP Magazine, Melkweg Gallery  

2017              “Marina” Winner 1 place Nomination “Professionals Portrait” Nikon
                                              ''At the Heart of the Image -2017'' / Nikon Russia

2015              Unseen Photo Fair Festival Amsterdam  / participant  Video art “Typology” 13 min / Amsterdam

2013              Videodance “Displacement"/ participant EXTRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL/ 35 mm Moscow

2013              Videodance “Displacement"/ Performance Art Festival/ Open-Air Stage Theatre Moscow

2013              Collaboration/ Koktebel Art Residence /Krym

2013              Collaboration with artist Kseniya Sorokina/ Video/ 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

2013               Video / River Scene a project by Wiliam Speakman and
                                    Theo Tegelaers (TAAK Amsterdam)/ Nikola-Lenivets 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

2012/09          Video Art/ William Parke, Patricia Parker/ Residence Nikola-lenivets/ Russia

2012/07          Collaborate with Ksenia Sorokina/ Video/ START Project,
                                                WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow Sept.

2012/07          ARTIST’S BODY/ performance Victoria Ushkanova / MMOMA Moscow/Biennale Young Art/                                                                       www.juliafertig.de/? p=421 

2012/08           Collaboration with Performers from the school TSEKH-Moscow

2012/05           Laboratory KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV / PLATFORMA project / Media performance WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow

2012/03           Collaboration, documentation of project Niwa Yoshinori / Double Vision:
                                             Contemporary Art from Japan/  MMOMA Moscow

2011                Video art ‘Fishway’ collaboration with composer Anna Mikhailova/ Media Table May/ MediaArtLab -Moscow

2011                Cinematographer/ Independent film

2011                Unit Still photographer VGIK

2010               Collaborate with Ksenia Sorokina/ Video/ START project
                                               WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow

2007               Unit Still photographer Film Renata Litvinova 

Photography workshop


 2012         WANDERING FORMS/ Alina Belishkina

 2012         Potential acute// Alina Belishkina

 2011         PHOTOGRAPHY. OBJECTIFICATION OF THE VOID/Alina Belishkina                

 2011         The Nordic Photography: Experience Self-portrait LINA SCHEYNIUS                 

 2010         International Summer Photo workshop/ WANESSA WINSHIP, UK, Agence VU Storytelling: Portrait Within the Environment

 2008          International Summer Photo workshop PAVEL SAMOKHVALOV

 2009/2010    Workshop Art Director/ VGIK/ Russian State University of Cinematography

Art workshops

2013             Art Project by Theo Tegelaers/TAAK.ME and William Speakman. A three-day journey on the Ugra River in Russia. www.youtube.com/watch? v=NE5FNccafO0

2013              Koktebel Art Residence

2012/08        Collaboration with Performers from the school TSEKH-Moscow/Video

2012/09        Art Residence Nikola-lenivets/ William Parke/ Patricia Parker /Video

2012              ImPulsTanz 2012/Benoît LACHAMBRE/ Angélique WILLKIE/Linda RABIN /Workshops

2011–2012    MMOMA/ Media Performance Laboratory

2011–2012    MMOMA/School of Contemporary Art “Free Workshops”

2011-2011     WACADEMY/ OLGA Shishko Media Art

2010–2011    Moscow Museum Of Modern Art School /MMOMA of Contemporary Art  “Free Workshops”

2000-2004     MGUS Institute for Applied Design, Art and Fashion photography

1997-2000     MGUS Institute for Applied Design, costume design (ba)

Work experience


            Marinella Senatore Italian artist /Video and photography marinella-senatore.com/

            — Sakura pathology equipment 

            — Portrait of Mayaki Kimba, political science, The Black Archives. For Reed Magazine, Portland, OR

            — Photoshoot  for Netflix / main actors Undercover 2 Anna Drijver, Frank Lammers,  Else Schaap, Sanne                         Samina Hanssen.          

           — Editorial photoshoot for Netflix/ portrait of Gijs Blom “The Letter for the King”

           — NDSM Portrait of Tim, a new director

           — PTSA  Architectural bureau, portrait & interior photoshoot 

           — Portraits European writers of Netflix

           — Flirt Creativity  branding  photoshoot


           — 11 Rue Simon Crubellier, Matthew Darbyshire/Gemeente Amsterdam

           — Cathalijne Smulders | project Parfum Varken at Museum Bommel van Dam

2013       Rijksmuseum celebrates opening on 13 April 2013 http:// www.taak.me/ Photo & Video

2008-2013 Photographer, Burda Publishing House Moscow, editorial, covers, fashion story ’’GIRL’’                   

                   magazine and other magazines